Saxifraga aizoides. Yellow saxifrage.

Life-form & Growth Form:

Chamaephyte. Herbaceous perennial. Extensively creeping, rooting at the nodes.  

Flowering period: 

July and August.


Stony or gravelly margins of montane streams. Open stony flushes. Cliffs wetted by base-rich water.  


Overgrazing by livestock. Under-grazing by livestock resulting in shading from taller forbs and scrub. Eutrophication from agricultural run-off. Being an Arctic-alpine species, S. aizoides may succumb to the effects of climate change in the longer term. 

Static distribution map:
Saxifraga aizoides
Saxifraga aizoides
For an interactive map follow this link to the BSBI webpage